Fifth stanza: Folly of Sharnatzec
Hao leaned against the trunk of the tree closest to the Ring of Light. So powerful was its light, so powerful its energy that Hao had to lean against the trunk of the tree closest to the Ring with his shoulder, embracing it with one arm and losing himself in the light. So powerful was this light that it bent the seen universe and the material world wrapped and twisted around it so earth turned to stone, stone turned to metal, trees turned to machines and vines turned to cables.
Hao looked down into the light and found himself filled entirely with the wish to let go, to throw himself on the stone-turned-metal, seep through the cracks into the earth as trees seep into the sky through the same cracks.
Hao had reached the end, there was nothing left for him. With deep tiredness, with a fulfilled soul and an awakened soul he tore his arm away from the trunk to fall into the Ring of Light and complete his destiny.
Then suddenly, out of the most remote reache